8 amazing facts about coffee

Coffee has helped you survive so many early mornings and tedious meetings, maybe it’s time to learn a little more about it. So why not pour yourself a nice cup of joe while we regale you with these eight interesting facts about your favourite lifesaver.



The world's most expensive coffee can cost over $600 a pound! Don’t think wine is the only drink that can deflate your wallet. Coffee can get expensive too – especially if the beans have travelled through the digestive tract of an Asian palm civet cat and then been plucked from its faeces. Don’t believe it? Well, look it up, it’s called kopia luwak.



Coffee drinkers live longer. Research shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day leads to a longer life. Truly, it does. #TeamCoffee



Want warmer coffee? Add cream. Coffee stays warm 20% longer with cream in it. So if you expect a long meeting and you like your coffee on the warmer side, don’t forget the cream.



Coffee is NOT dehydrating. It’s true that caffeine is a diuretic, but don’t worry. You won’t lose any serious liquid by trying to live longer… with up to four cups of coffee a day.



Best time to drink coffee? Hint: it’s not in the evening. Coffee is most effective for keeping you sharp, alert and on the ball when you drink it between 9:30am and 11:30am.



Coffee can be dangerous if you drink this amount… You can overdose on caffeine. Really, you can. In fact if you drink 100 cups of coffee in a short time, you may be so alert you disappear into another dimension… and not a good one.



Smell the coffee and wake up Because it’s not actually the coffee aroma that wakes you up – the saying should probably be the other way around! Oh, that’s right, it is.



Coffee beans… are actually berries. So next time someone asks you what your favourite fruit is, you can answer right away.


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